Touchaheart Nigeria reports that William Troost-Ekong, a defender for the Super Eagles, has revealed he has left Watford and is on his way to Serie A team Salernitana.
The 29-year-old Nigerian international was reportedly on his way to Italy to join Salernitana, first on loan with an eye toward a permanent deal.
According to Sky Sports, the Serie A team is required to purchase the Nigerian at the end of the current campaign.
Following a previous two-season stay with Udinese, Troost-Ekong will return to the Italian top division (2018-2020).
This afternoon, he released the following statement;
“The moment has come for me to move on from Watford FC after three special seasons shared with everyone involved. From everyone at the restaurant, security workers, volunteers at the stadium to the medical & office staff and all the rest you have made my time what it was. The coaches and most of all my teammates, I can only say thank you!!!
“The Pozzo family for believing in me and the important five years of my career at both clubs with the highlight the promotion and a chance to achieve my boyhood dream of playing in the Premier League.
“To all the fans thank you for your support, it has been special going from watching as a boy to stepping on the pitch as a player. As now a fan again I wish for promotion just as much as all of you and will be back watching from the stands in the future.
All the best,
In September 2020, Troost-Ekong transferred from Udinese to Watford, where he made 70 appearances.